Where: Kingston Downs, located between Rome and Cartersville, Georgia.
When: April 22, 2017 (it takes place each year, mid-April)
A very southern soiree… The bigger, the bolder, the better. That’s our motto.
Here are a few hats I’ve made for Steeplechase this year and last. All you need is a good hat, some wired ribbon, flowers, feathers, tulle, WHATEVER you like. Mine are quite conservative compared to some that you see there. If you shop Target, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls for a good discounted hat, these range from $60-$70 each to make. You can certainly do it for less, but I spend more on the realistic silk flowers. It really makes all the difference and $70 is a fraction of what you would pay to order one at this same quality.
There is much to see throughout the day… Parade of the Hounds, the Budweiser Clydesdales, bagpipers, a hat parade & contest and of course the races! Also, there are artist’s tents set up throughout the grounds, and you can even take a ride on a camel!
Be sure to bring the party with you. This is tailgating to the extreme. Our spread consists of pimento cheese, cucumber sandwiches, deviled eggs, chicken tenders, a variety of desserts, endless dips, chips, and a full bar- everything you could imagine. Don’t forget tables, chairs, an awning, and a corn hole set.
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The men also dress to impress in linen, pastels, and bow ties. This is just as much a fashion show as it is a cocktail party… as it is a horse race.